My Windows 7 had gone mad on my sony vaio laptop. Forgeting about Grub 1, I started the windows 7 reinstall program. (I installed Grub 1 along with a Debian distrib).
After the first reboot, Grub came in and threw me into grub rescue mode saying that it couldn't find partitions again. Grb rescue did a terrible job at helping as no known command(even "help") worked.
I grabbed my debian DVDs, and head to forums where I spent about 2 hours trying to understand how grub could be uninstalled. I tried to follow what that guy is saying: http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/.../msg00698.html
Now when the computer boots it says straight from the BIOS that no OS is found. When running fdisk -l from debian DVD it says that no valid parition table is found.
Ok, so my own conclusion to this is: I fucked up all my paritions, including my separate backup partition where all my data was stored. I have lost the sony vaio restore partition.
Is this correct? Or any genius out there can sniff the partitions back and reinstall the table?
Now, my other -and most important question is - If I buy a windows 7 CD, will it be able to handle my computer as it is now with no proper partition table? Or must I prepare some sort of table for it to at least finds its way?